Stop

I’m running busy at the moment hence my silence. I’m planning a proper post soon but in the meantime here’s a quick idea for a doorstop….use those books you love but know you’ll never get round to reading…make a pretty pile, tie together with appropriate ribbon, twine, rope…whatever works for you. Ta-dah!!! Less than five…

I’m with you, Groucho

When did you last sit down and read a book? I have to admit that, having formerly been a complete bookworm, I have been absolutely rubbish over the last few years. I could blame it on parentage of course, that really, it’s down to my scatter brain approach to life these days I think. I…

Milestone

No sooner have I posted about whacky races but another first in Elder’s development. He has been loving the literary ahem, delights of Fleabag Monkeyface which we have been reading at bedtime.. Tonight he finally grasped that he could sit in bed and read it himself!! Yay!! He even came downstairs and said that he…

A good read

A brief discussion in knitting club tonight has led me to jot down my favourite reading fodder…this is a very basic list but I would be interested in any additions you’d like to suggest… EM Forster’s Room with a View – i love how the main protagonists are trying to fit in but can’t deny…

Inspiration

Today I’m reading this book. I love Jane Brocket. She’s so interesting in her approach to colour and pattern. And so far this book has not let me down. The quilts are very simple in construction which leaves lots of opportunity to play with colour. She talks a lot about her design ideas and metaphors…

Sshhh…stitch ideas forming

  Stitch Towers is turning into a bit of a specialist library. I blame it on Mary Portas. Ever since her foray into charidee shops the quality of books at our local shop has been on the up, and it was pretty darn good anyway. Either that of the good citizens of Stich City have…

Blah, blah, blah

Reader, I finished it. The recipe book. Yay! There’s one typo I’ve since found but my interpretation (ahem) of the multi generational collection of cooking lore is bring printed by Elves as we speak. Hush, let’s not disturb them. The point of this post is not however, to demonstrate my current state of nervous fragility…